We have been seeing lots of articles doing the rounds recently debating the health benefits or disadvantages of, you guessed it, coffee. As coffee connoisseurs, positively obsessed with all things caffeinated, we wanted to delve into the discussion and defend our good friend with the stone cold (iced coffee on the brain) facts!
Coffee Makes You Smarter
Coffee genuinely makes you smarter – what a quick fix! Of course, scientifically speaking, coffee is not directly improving your intelligence, but it is increasing your alertness, uplifting your mood, blocking the neurotransmitter adenosine and increasing norepinephrine and dopamine to create a happier and more alert you!
Coffee Helps You Lose Weight
Coffee can help you achieve your summer body in two main ways. Firstly, caffeine is one of few natural substances that are scientifically proven to burn fat by increasing your metabolic rate by up to 10% and fat burning by up to 29% in lean people. The second way coffee helps you lose weight is by increasing your energy, mood and adrenaline, giving you the boost you need in the gym.
Coffee Lowers Your Risk of Disease
Coffee has been continuously lab tested to examine its effects on common diseases and has been proven, time and time again to lower your risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Parkinsons, Cirrhosis and even certain types of cancer. One of the reasons for this is caffeine’s natural antioxidant properties which is in line with some fruits and vegetables!
Coffee Makes You Happy
Coffee increases your adrenaline and affects your dopamine levels, which generally boosts your mood and increases your concentration and focus. But, coffee’s happiness effect has some serious longevity, with one Harvard study demonstrating that drinking 4 cups of coffee a day can significantly lower your risk of depression by 20%.
Recent studies also show that you don’t even have to drink a coffee to enjoy all the above benefits, just seeing and thinking about coffee can get them going! So, without further ado, browse all our dreamy coffee blends here!
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